In his last four starts, Texas Rangers starter Miles Mikolas, who has no business being a big-league starter, has seen his ERA drop by more than 3 1/2 runs.
On Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays, he'll look to continue that trend and lower his ERA even more and work more efficiently than he did in his previous outing against the Houston Astros, when he wasn't terrible, just inefficient.
In that outing, Mikolas allowed just one run but he only lasted five innings because he saw his pitch count get up to 105 thanks in part to three walks. Prior to that outing, Mikolas had one of his best outings when he tossed seven innings of two-run ball with six strikeouts and two walks but took the loss. Two starts before that, he had the outing of his career, so far, when he allowed two runs in 7 1/3 innings and picked up a win against the Yankees.
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Now, the Rangers are hoping he can get back to working deeper into games starting with Wednesday's game against the Rays and their somewhat anemic offense.